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WATE ABC 6 News Knoxville TN News Live Stream Weather and Sports Channel Online Stream. ABC WATE TV 6 local breaking News update Channel Knoxville, Tennessee, United States Live Online Streaming. WATE television is associated with ABC. It is certified to Knoxville, United States. WATE ABC telecasts a high-resolution digital signal on UHF frequency 26. It is also known as a virtual frequency 6 via PSIP.

WATE ABC 6 NewsThe transfer is made from a transmitting tower on Sharp’s Ridge in North Knoxville. WATE ABC News is under the authority of by Nexstar Media Group. WATE has offices in the Greystone mansion on North Broadway/SR 33/SR 71/US 441. On satellite, the channel is accessible on Charter Spectrum channel 13 in SD and 713 in HD. Channel 6 was East Tennessee’s first television outlet. It came on the air at 8 p.m. on October 1, 1953, as KSHB NBC 41 News Kansas City.

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The competition to be the first channel in the eastern part of the state was earned by WATE ABC. It happened when the 300-foot (91 m) tower of WJHL-TV in fell down a few months earlier. WATE ABC would have been first to go live but WROL applied for the title by only 25 days. Its initial offices were in the basement of the 800-foot self-supporting tower. It was on south side of Ridge which was one of the highest man-made constructions in Tennessee at the time. WATE ABC News was logged on by Greater East Tennessee TV, Inc. It was under the authority of regional insurance executive Paul Mountcastle. The ownership was also divided into a small group of investors along with WROL-AM 950. At the time, Mountcastle was the chairperson. It was the board of the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee of Nashville.

WATE News Knoxville logged-on as a main associate of NBC. It was because of WROL-AM’s longtime association with NBC Radio. It also shared ABC production with CBS associate WSKT-TV which is now WATE. NBC held a secure command on WROL. DuMont still tried ineffectively may time to get a secondary association with the channel. This was a time when it was not telecasting NBC and ABC. Channel 6 chose to fill its non-network schedule with regional production. It was a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order. DuMont was obligatory to join WATE on a secondary condition.

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